Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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James VAUGHAN (c1834-1911)

and Matilda FIELD (1834-1916)


James Vaughan and Matilda Field married on 22 July 1854 in Slaugham, Sussex.  Their marriage certificate recorded that his father's name was James Vaughan.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

James Vaughan was born about 1834 in Bolney, Sussex.  He was the son of James Vaughan and Sarah Stanford.  He may have died aged 80 years and his death may have been registered in the fourth quarter of 1911 in the Cuckfield registration district.  When the 1841 census was recorded he was 7 years old and living with his parents in Cuckfield, Sussex.  (There was another James Vaughan born about 1833 in Staplefield, Sussex, the son of Henry Vaughan and Ann Bartley Comber.)

Matilda Field was baptised on 25 May 1834 in Slaugham and was the daughter of William Field and Sarah Orton.  Matilda died aged 81 years and her death was registered in the second quarter of 1916 in the Cuckfield registration district.

At the time of the 1861 census the couple and 2 young children were living in Colwood Cottage in Slaugham and James was a 28 year old agricultural labourer.  In 1871 the family were living in Colwood Lane.  When the 1881 census was recorded the family were living at Homewood Cottage in Bolney and James was then an agricultural labourer.  Also with them at that time was their 1 year old grandson Henry Vaughan.  Their next door neighbours were then the family of William Scutt.  The 1891 census records that the couple were living in Old Kennels in Cuckfield along with their daughter Harriet and 10 year old grandson Henry.  By 1901 all their children had left home and the couple were still living at Old Kennels along with their grandson Henry.


James Vaughan and Matilda Field had 8 known children:

  1. James Vaughan was baptised on 30 March 1856 in Slaugham.  He was not living with his parents when the 1861 census was recorded.

  2. Henry Vaughan was born about 1858 in Bolney.  He was a year old when the 1861 census was recorded.  In 1871 he was a 12 year old scholar.  He was an unmarried 23 year old agricultural labourer living with his parents when the 1881 census was recorded.

  3. Sarah Vaughan was baptised on 29 January 1861 in Bolney.  At the time of the 1861 census she was 5 months old.  The 1871 census records that she was 10 year old Sally Vaughan and she was a scholar.

  4. Emily Vaughan was born in Slaugham, as per the 1871 census, and baptised on 22 February 1863 in West Grinstead.  She was an 8 year old scholar in 1871.

  5. Walter Vaughan was born about 1865/6 in Slaugham.  He was 6 years old in 1871.  In 1881 he was a 15 year old agricultural labourer living with his parents.

  6. Ann Vaughan was baptised on 24 November 1867 in Slaugham.  She was 4 years old in 1871.  In 1881 she was 14 years old.

  7. Mary Ann Vaughan was baptised on 29 May 1870 in Slaugham.  At the time of the 1871 census she was a year old.  In 1881 she was 11 years old.

  8. Harriet Vaughan was born about 1874 in Slaugham.  In 1881 she was 7 years old.  When the 1891 census was recorded she was 16 years old and the only one of her siblings living at home.


Many thanks to Steve Vaughan-Turner for additions to this page.